Tufts professor awarded $1.5 million grant to study Ebola

Dr. James Munro, an assistant professor of molecular biology at the Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, was recently granted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $1.5 million to study the transmission of Ebola. According to Dr. Ravi Basavappa, a program leader in the NIH Common Fund, the New Innovator Award is presented annually to approximately 30 to 50 early-career scientists […]

First-year Henry Stevens founds Tufts Ornithological Society

Tufts Ornithological Society (TOS), which held its inaugural meeting on Oct. 15, is a newly founded group for students interested in ornithology.  According to TOS founder and President Henry Stevens, the group has already generated student interest, with 18 interested people contacting Stevens within two days of his Oct. 9 post about TOS in the Tufts Class of 2019 Facebook group. […]

Somerville 18 face charges for blocking I-93 during Black Lives Matter protest

Last year, national media coverage focused on several cases of unrest, largely in the form of protests in which activists called the world’s attention to police brutality — particularly excessive force and the targeting of black bodies in the United States. This call for justice, policy changes and rectification of the various economic, social and educational inequalities developed into the […]

An Open Letter to Parents Weekend

Dear Parents and Family Weekend, One of my favorite ideas in life is that “everyone has a story.” I feel like whenever I’m able to keep that in mind, the world becomes a better place. People become discoveries waiting to happen, and I’m put in a mindset that urges me to try and understand where […]

Selena Gomez seeks ‘Revival’ on empowering, introspective second solo album

For every Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera — former teenage stars who have managed to sustain their careers, and fame, into adulthood — there are plenty of washed-up pop stars wondering where it all went wrong. The takeaway for celebrities currently trying to manage the transition from teenage stardom into real fame is clear: either grow up or […]